Fiat flew Mike and me to Las Vegas last week to experience the Abarth first hand and we have returned with exciting news, this little thing is monster!
From the moment you bring the Abarth to life, you know this is something completely different, and fun. The tiny 1.4-liter Multiair engine emits a burble at idle that gives you the feeling that this ride is gonna rock. And rock it does!
How about 0 – 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, the quarter mile in 15.5 seconds, top speed of 129 mph with lateral g’s measuring .85.
While I could drone on and on about what a kick-butt little rocket this is, I want you to visit the website; www.fiatusa.com/abarth and immerse yourself into the world of a fellow named Karl Abarth, Europe’s version of A.J. Foyt, Ken Lingenfelter and Vic Edelbrock all rolled into one. Watch the commercials to get a sense of what the Abarth is all about and dig into the technology of the little Multiair engine, an ingenious powerplant unto itself.
We were blown away and you will be too. Enjoy.